Written by on May 12, 2019

A group of Luton charity heroes have raised over £70,000 for charity Children with Cancer after taking part in the London Marathon.

The incredible 21-strong #TeamLuton group had been hard in preparation for the last six months for the gruelling 26.2-mile annual showpiece.

Four of the runners ran in the London Marathon last year and raised £24,000 for Luton Foodbank, Shelter and Hospice UK.

“The difficulty and pain children undergoing treatment go through is unimaginable,” said Mostaque Koyes. “We really have a chance to ease their suffering and support Children with Cancer’s long term aims in preventing cancer and developing better forms of treatment for children with cancer.

Sujel Miah, who also ran in the event last year, added: “I want to live in a world where no more children die of cancer; where parents do not have to go through the painful experience of burying their children. I ran so our children can have a fighting chance against cancer.”

The group are keen supporters of a number of local causes, including the Curry Kitchen project, an initiative that is backed by local businesses which provide over a hundred hot meals every week to the needy and most vulnerable people in our town.

Every day more than 10 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United Kingdom. The charity raises and invests money for vital specialist research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep their family together.

The charity envisions a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell.

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